Girling Shock Question

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Dear Forum members,

I am hoping to find some information on Girling (?) shocks from someone more knowledgable on the subject than I.

I have two sets of girling shocks, one set off of a 1958 Norton and one set I took off of a 1955 Triumph. I do NOT know if either set is original to either bike!

It is interesting to note that on the one set, the top will screw off the shock body. I have never seen this before on a Girling shock (so maybe not a Girling?). Also, on that set the "eye" on each end is larger than the other shock. Also the eyes on those shocks are formed in a concave manner and the eyes on the other shocks are flat across the perimeter. I am submitting pics below.

Thanks!

Rick T


 
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Can you read any numbers stamped into the bodies ?
Also quote the fully extended lengths... ?
 
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The shocks are 12.9 inches extended.

I will have to look again but the numbers I found on the shocks didn't match up with anything in my Girling catalogues.

Thanks!

Rick
 
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NOMAD said:
Dear Forum members,
I am hoping to find some information on Girling (?) shocks from someone more knowledgable on the subject than I.
It is interesting to note that on the one set, the top will screw off the shock body. I have never seen this before on a Girling shock (so maybe not a Girling?). Also, on that set the "eye" on each end is larger than the other shock. Also the eye on those shocked is formed in a concave manner and the eye on the other shocks is flat across the perimeter.



Re; “It is interesting to note that on the one set, the top will screw off the shock body.”

This is a race spec. Girling, normally they came in matched pairs, and are rebuildable.
I had a pair of these on my 750 Atlas. HTH
 
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